BOULEVARD PARK, Wash. – A lawful concealed carrier shot and killed a man Sunday morning inside of a 7-Eleven who was attacking a store clerk with a hatchet.
The Seattle Times reported:
About 5:45 a.m., a masked man about 40 years old walked into a 7-Eleven store near South 110th Street and Eighth Avenue South and swung a hatchet at a customer, said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West. The man then went behind the counter and attacked the 58-year-old clerk, never saying anything.
Within seconds, a customer pulled out a handgun and shot and killed the attacker, likely saving the clerk’s life, West said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, King County deputies are calling that lawful concealed carrier a hero. West stated, “What everybody says is that he didn’t say anything. He just walked in the store, had the hatchet, and started attacking people. Had this [customer] not shot, who knows what would’ve happened. We might have a dead clerk right now and instead we have a dead bad guy. We do not see any wrongdoing on the part of the customer. In fact, he probably saved lives in this case.”
Just another example of lawful concealed carriers saving innocent lives on a daily basis.